Sunday, 21 April 2013
Today it's supposed to be raining, in fact it should have been raining for at least six hours, and it's not. We're not saying you can put on your swimming costumes and trunks and have a sunbathe, but it is very pleasant. Having said all of this we might be swimming in a monsoon by the end of the day.
We have lovely happy guests this morning tummies full of fresh eggs bacon, sausages and all the trimmings. It's fab to see everyone tucking in and feeling refreshed after a good nights sleep, especially the chaps who fell through the door yesterday, exhausted after a long walk on the Pennine Way.
We thought we might have a Sunday drive out to Linton today to just sit and enjoy one of our favourite local spots. Simple things like a flask of tea by the river really set you up for the working week.
Friday, 12 April 2013
Sunday, 7 April 2013
We are at the point of no return with the re-organisation of the creative heart of Grange Fell. There is still a lot of major moving equipment around but we can already see that it will definitely be an even better space than it was before, If you are at all creative you will know how easy it is to be distracted by your surroundings, by moving all the crafty, textile supplies to our new basement makery there will be a much simpler open space for painting and printing in the studio and even some extra floor space for 3D works,
Saturday, 6 April 2013
In Skipton' lovely Oxfam bookshop I managed to find a lovely set of arty books and leaflets and a 3D Royal Opera House in card ready to be assembled.
Also managed to pick up some plumbers jointing compound so tomorrows studio project is to make some small paper sculptures based on clumps of whelks and seashells.
Friday, 5 April 2013
This evening has been lovely to sit at a small work station and just make with everything in reaching distance. Just small works more to see how the space works than anything else but a great practical space. Hopefully the garden studio will be much more spacious with all the craft stuff moved out. The idea of dedicated spaces is really taking shape. If we get the trench dug and the kiln re-wired we'll be able to do some raku firing.